Ontario Association for Students at Risk

Ontario Association for Students at Risk

April 22, 2007 11:00 ET

Media Advisory-Ontario Association for Students At-Risk 19th Annual Conference-"Step-by-Step. Living & Learning the Dance of Success"

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 22, 2007) -



WHAT: Ontario Association for Students At-Risk 19th Annual
Conference - "Step-by-Step. Living & Learning the Dance of
Success".

WHO: The two-day conference features two keynote speakers, Ms. Allyson
Bowen (Steppin' Up & Steppin' Out In A Whole New Way) & Dr.
Timothy Bilkey (ADHD Across the Lifespan), the President's
Awards Banquet with evening program featuring the Wilfire
Dance Company (Inspiring Hearts . . . Igniting Change) as
well as 42 additional inspiring workshops over the two days.

Last year's event hosted over 300 conference attendees and we are
anticipating a similar participation in 2007! Attending the event
will be educators, child & youth care workers, social workers,
administrators and ministry representatives as well as community
agencies and organizations interested in enhancing student success
for the struggling "at-risk" learner.

Ministry of Education & Ministry of Children & Youth have been
invited to bring greetings.

WHEN: Monday, April 23, 2007 and Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Keynote addresses:
Monday @ 9 a.m. Allyson Bowen - "Steppin'Up &
Steppin' Out In A Whole New Way"
www.itstherapy.com
Monday Awards Banquet
@ 7 p.m. Wildfire Dance Theatre -
"Inspiring Hearts . . . Igniting
Change - www.wildfiredt.com
Tuesday @ 11:45 Dr. Timothy Bilkey - "ADHD Across
the Lifespan"
www.bilkeyadhdclinic.com

WHERE: Marriott Toronto Airport, 901 Dixon Road, Toronto


ABOUT OASAR:

OASAR is a non-profit organization, co-ordinated by a volunteer Board of Directors, which for 19 years, has provided leadership in the development of philosophy for "students at-risk" via professional development opportunities, student advocacy and participation in policy direction. The annual conference has become a valuable networking and professional development opportunity for all those (educators, child & youth workers, administrators, community agencies and resources) working with students at-risk.

Visit OASAR's website at www.oasar.org for a full conference brochure and keynote profiles.

MEDIA ARE ALLOWED TO ATTEND THIS EVENT. TO CONFIRM ATTENDANCE OR TO BOOK AN INTERVIEW IN ADVANCE WITH KEYNOTE SPEAKERS, PLEASE SEE CONTACT INFORMATION BELOW.

Contact Information

  • Ontario Association for Students At Risk
    Barbara King
    2007 Conference Co-Chair
    (519) 371-9355 (home) or (519) 376-6050 ext. 454 (work)
    Email: lochmuir@bmts.com
    Website: www.oasar.org